Tutorial: How to use the $100 travel credit on the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

To the point Here's how to get the $100 travel credit on the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card (formerly the HSBC World Elite Mastercard).

Former HSBC World Elite Mastercard holder: $100 travel credit with RBC

Since the end of March 2024, HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® holders have had their card replaced by an RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card. Certain benefits have been maintained, such as :

  • A travel credit of up to $200 for any hotel stay or car rental of $200 CAD or more, booked with Avion Rewards, until April 5, 2025 ;
  • No conversion fees for foreign currency transactions.

For this famous travel credit, you have to use it between April 4, 2024 and April 5, 2025 and it is distributed as follows:

So you have a travel credit opportunity of up to $200 for 2024-2025. If you don’t use it after April 6, 2025, it’s lost and there’s no way to get it back.

Here’s how to activate this offer and how it works.

How to book with Avion Rewards and your $100 travel credit

This travel credit applies only to former HSBC World EliteMD Mastercard® holders who have had a product transfer to the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card following the transition from HSBC to RBC.

Log in to the Avion Rewards website. You will need to log in to your profile with your RBC Online Banking credentials.

Directly on the Homepage, you’ll find Avion Travel Credit, under Shop offers.

Click on Load offer.

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That’s all ! You’ll automatically see that the travel credit is activated, highlighted in yellow.

Still can’t see the Travel Credit offer?

Check both on the Avion Rewards website and in the Avion Rewards mobile app (on the App Store or Google Play).

If you still don’t see the Travel Credit option, call Customer Service at 1 800 769-2511.

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Then all you have to do is use your Avion Rewards travel credit. Here are the conditions:

  • Valid only for hotel reservations and car rentals
  • Payment must be $200 or more, including taxes and fees, charged to the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card that holds the travel credit.

In the Avion Rewards Travel section, select your destination and date.

Then choose the hotel you want.

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When you confirm your reservation, you can also use your RBC Avion points to deduct part of the cost of your hotel stay!

The redemption rate for RBC Avion points via Avion Rewards is higher than usual: 1.5% (100 points = $1.50) instead of 1.0% (100 points = $1).

In fact, this is the special exchange rate only for former HSBC World Elite®Mastercard® cardholders, who have had their card replaced by an RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card.

In this example, 4,002 points X 1.5 = $60.03 off the cost of the room.

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After booking, you will see on your statement :

  • A deduction of 4,002 RBC Avion points;
  • A hotel purchase of $246.38 ;
  • An accumulation of 308 RBC Avion points for making this reservation.

The payment on the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card is over $200, so this will be enough to trigger the travel credit of up to $200.

Attention! If you cancel the hotel, Avion Rewards may charge you a cancellation fee in addition to the applicable taxes, according to the schedule in effect on its site. The fees are $10 per car rental and $10 per hotel reservation. However, they don’t seem to be applied at the moment.

Bottom Line

This travel credit is available until April 2025 and is only available until April 5, 2025. It will not be renewed.

Don’t lose it, and take advantage of the opportunity to spoil yourself on your travels!

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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